Hyatt Regency Delhi
26791234 (Ext. 1310) Yes All 12 noon to 3.30 p.m.; 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Yes
Home Delivery: No.
Parking On Weekdays/Weekends: Easy. Efficient valet service.
Parking On Weekdays/Weekends: Easy. Efficient valet service, though the parking area gets crowded whenever there's a movement of airline crew.
With the heart of a fine-dining restaurant and a soul of a trattoria, La Piazza's popularity graph is the envy of the competition, which is why you must not go without making a reservation. Its fame rests on the wood-fired pizzas it rolls out with amazing consistency and imaginative main courses, with clichés thrown in to cater to local whims. Vegetarians must have the Pizza La Piazza topped up with roasted garlic, pesto sauce and sun-dried tomatoes or the Penne Arrabiata. The non-veg best-sellers are the Salami Pepperoni Pizza, Chicken Breast with Lemon Butter or Mushroom Sauce and Grilled Salmon. The restaurant's hugely popular Sunday brunch, with a generous selection of antipasti, is priced at Rs 800 plus taxes. Reservations start mid-week for this weekly ritual.
Wine List: La Piazza's wine list doesn't have big labels (is Bordeaux boycotting Delhi hotels, or is it the other way round?), but it does have a few pleasant surprises. Among the reds, we recommend: Masi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 1998 (it's the only list with this prized Italian wine from the estates of a descendant of Dante Alighieri), Fattoria Del Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 1997 and Antinori Tignanello 2000. The whites are basic, but we recommend the Masi Colbaraca Soave 2002, Fontella Frascati Superiore 2001 and Fontella Orvieto Classico 2001. Frankly, the labels don't justify the prices.
Meal for Two: Rs 2000